Porizkova and Ocasek were planning a divorce, but were still living together when she died. She found cars the body of the man in front at their Gramercy Park townhouse while bringing him his Sunday morning coffee.
The couple married in 1989 and had two sons together. They filed for divorce in 2017, but Ocasek died last year on September 15 at age 75 of heart disease before finalization.
Ocasek signed her will on August 28 and said, “Even if I were to die before our divorce was final… Paulina is not entitled to any elective shares… because she abandoned me.”
The estate has $ 5 million in assets, according to Manhattan Surrogate court documents. Porizkova plans to challenge the will, which would grant her under New York state law 1/3 of the estate unless it can be proven that she abandoned it.
“It made the grieving process really, really tricky,” Porizkova said. CBS Sunday morning in the interview, which aired this weekend: “I would love to be able to be sad and miss him and not feel this incredible pain and betrayal.”